1. Journeys from the fantastic to the colonial. 2. Black servants and saviors: the domestic empire of Egypt. 3. The lived experience of contradiction: Ibrahim Fawzi's narrative of the Sudan. 4. The tools of the master: slavery, family, and the unity of the Nile valley.5. Egyptians in blackface: revolution and popular culture, World War I to 1925 Topics: Foreign relations, Slavery, Colonialism, Nationalism, History, Slavery, Egyptian nationalist...
Two New York sessions recorded by Banning Eyre in 19960-37:00 In the studio during a mix session with Africando in New York.Studio ambiance. Playback and discussion in French. They’re mixing one song A little conversation in French with Ibrahima Sylla near the end, but no interview37:00—1:28 Chico Science interviewInterview in New York hotel, translated from Portuguese into English in real time. Focuses on second album, Afrociberdelia. Topics: Africando, Senegal, Ibrahima Sylla, Chico Science, Brazil, Recife, Mangue beat, Afrociberdelia
Salsa dura from New York, frevo from northeastern Brazil, chimurenga from Zimbabwe, Afrobeat from around the world, and more. These are styles that feature the punch and emotion that only a prominent horn section can deliver. We'll hear the Gangbe Brass Band, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra live in New York, classic Congo music from el maestro Franco, Brooklyn's own Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and others.
The guitar is at the center of so many Afropop styles we love. And it's still going strong even in the age of hip hop. In this program we'll hear from some well known guitar heroes--Djelimady Tounkara from Mali and Jaojoby from Madagascar, and others--as well as some less well known artists such as Louis Mlanga from South Africa.
In the latest of our ongoing vignettes series, we dig into the Afropop Worldwide archives for some choice, compelling moments from our programs profiling music scenes in Peru, Equador, Brazil and Venezuela.
Afropop makes the pilgrimage to visit Grammy Award winner Ali Farka Toure in his beloved hometown of Niafunke on the banks of the Niger River in northern Mali. In this sublime set, Ali plays acoustic with musical mates on the njarka (one string violin), and the gurkel (two string instrument w/metal piece for buzz) and calabash (gourd used for percussion). Ali talks about what family and his community in Niafunke mean to him.
Interviews and live recordings from the 2002 Musiques Metisses festival in Angouleme, France. Tape 2 of ? 0-42:00 Abdel Gadir Salim interview (Jon Kertzer of KEXP, Seattle, is present interviewing with us) 42:00---1:30 Abdel Gadir Salim live (microphone recording) 1:30—1:39 D’Gary live (microphone recording) 1:39—2:05 Tinariwen interview with Abdallah Ag Alhouseyni, Afropop’s first meeting with this band. (Background noise: we’re backstage while another band is playing) Topics: Musiques Metisses, Tinariwen, Abdel Gadir Salim, D'Gary, Madagascar, Mali, Sudan
Interviews and live recordings from the 2002 Musiques Metisses festival in Angouleme, France. Tape 6 of ? 0:00 - 1:00 Gangbe Brass Band (of Benin) live 1:00 – 1:47 Gangbe Brass Band, interview with Atanas (Jon Kertzer of KEXP is there as well, translated French to English) 1:47:50 – 2:07 Papa Noel (Congolese guitarist) live 2:07 – 2:24:30 Amadou and Mariam (of Mali) live 2:24:30 – 2:38:20 — Amadou and Mariam interview in French Topics: Gangbe Brass Band, Benin, Papa Noel, Congo music, soukous, guitar, Amadou and Mariam, Mali, Maliian...
Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop through the landmark 1982-83 tour by Nigeria's King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel. Topped by graceful choreography and the beaming presence of the "Chairman" himself. Totally intoxicating. In this program, we travel to Lagos to talk to people there who help us fill in the picture of King Sunny Ade's earlier career in the 1960s... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )